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  • “If you are doing something that you really love, it is not work.”- Barclay Paul Okari
  • “What keeps you going [as an entrepreneur] is the need to see your idea come to fruition.”- Kwame Abrokwa
  • “African youth - there will not be the expected growth without your dreams. You need to create your job. In the DNA of Africans, the entrepreneurship gene is there.”- Karl Miville de Chene
  • “Let’s do everything to make sure youth are key stakeholders and are included.”- Michaëlle Jean
  • “Europe needs to do more in Africa so that African students can return to help their countries of origin.”- José Manuel Barroso
  • “The country cannot develop without you. Each of you has the opportunity to reach and accomplish your dreams. The continent of Africa is the continent of the future.”- H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba
  • “Africa’s strong economic growth (5 percent) is thanks to its youth, which will be the main source of production and innovation in the coming years.”- Lionel Zinsou
  • “Talent does not exist everywhere. The only difference between countries is access. Without having access, nothing will happen.”- Garry Kasparov
  • “African women have arrived.”- Isabel dos Santos
  • “There’s a preconceived idea on Africa which is totally obsolete. Africa is now the future.”- Laurent Fabius
  • “Ambition is a key factor in transformation. The will to transform a country has to be accompanied by action”- Hafid Elalami
  • “All the research shows that investing in women is a good investment”- Cherie Blair
  • “The 21st century is the century of Africa.”- Vincente Fox
  • “This Forum is a perfect example of Gabon's engagement as a future-thinking country, searching for innovative solutions to the challenges facing Africa in its economic growth.”- Alassane Ouattara
  • “Africa is now open to all investors. Its leaders are willing to preserve the continent’s resources and willing to engage in a win-win partnership.”- Macky Sall
  • “Together, we want to encourage young women to venture into new frontiers, and learn that they can achieve anything.”- Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
  • “Technology is spurring innovation, and the so-called "demographic dividend" has brought change.”- Nouriel Roubini
  • “We Africans must do business with each other.”- President F.W. de Klerk
  • “We need to have a competitive economy and proper legal environment to create enterprise, which in turn creates jobs.”- Jean-Louis Billon
  • “We need peace for security but we also need justice and accountability.”- Fatou Bensouda
  • “Given technology in tough environments, people will do more with that technology than its engineers could have ever imagined.”- Jared Cohen
  • “You look at Africa the biggest impediment is our not being able to work together. It’s very simple.”- Kola Karim
  • “If you get the politics and the policies right, the economics usually follow.”- Lord Mandelson
  • “The G.D.P. of african countries has been rising swiftly, but we must take into account issues like access to water supply, education, healthcare, infrastructure and employment.”- Olusegun Obasanjo

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New York Forum AFRICA will host three pan-African platforms in 2015

New initiatives centred on climate change, African international law and youth opportunities will have special sessions during August business summit

The New York Forum AFRICA (NYFA), the most significant pan-African business summit to be held this year (August 28-30) will this year host three far-reaching initiatives under the Forum umbrella, covering climate change, job and education opportunities for Africa’s youth, and international law in Africa.

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New York Forum AFRICA honours transformational leadership in official opening

Three great Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak at August summit

Three of the most lauded former Presidents of the last two decades have been confirmed as speakers at The New York Forum AFRICA (NYFA), the most significant pan-African business summit to be held this year. Speaking at the forum, August 28-30 2015 in Libreville, Gabon under the High Patronage of His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic, will be Nobel Peace Prize-winner Lech Walesa, John Kufuor and Andrés Pastrana. Joining them will be another Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia.

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NEW DATES FOR NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA 2015
"Invest in the Energy Continent"

The 4th edition of the New York Forum AFRICA (NYFA), the world’s leading pan-African business summit, will now take place on August 28-30 2015 in Libreville, Gabon under the High Patronage of His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic

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NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA 2014

« Africa is not tomorrow. It is today ! »
Youssou N’Dour, former Minister of Tourism and Culture Senegal

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NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA - Les nouveautés 2014

Cap sur la modernité et les attentes dynamiques du continent, le NYFA 2014 s'est mis pleinement à l'écoute de la jeunesse africaine en tenant en lever de rideau le premier Sommet du citoyen ouvert à des centaines d'étudiants et d'entrepreneurs en herbe.

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l’étude pan africaine menée auprès de 5 000 jeunes révèle un enseignement majeur

Réalisée en exclusivité par la fondation New York Forum Institute, l’étude pan africaine menée auprès de 5 000 jeunes révèle un enseignement majeur: les jeunes Africains attendent de leurs gouvernements plus d'implication et d'efficacité dans la facilitation de leur parcours d'études et d'accès à l'emploi.

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Dates for New York Forum Africa 2014 announced; Theme will be the transformation of a continent

1,500 business and political leaders and eight heads of state attended last year’s NYFA, the world’s leading pan-African business summit (...)

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Clôture du New York Forum Africa autour du lancement d’un fonds jeunesse contre le chômage

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PRESIDENT BONGO ANNOUNCES $200 MILLION FUND TO FINANCE THE CREATION OF 50 PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

Start-up finance will be provided by the six CEMAC member states

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New York Forum AFRICA 2013 to Host Ten African Heads of State

Forum to include the Summit of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC)
LIBREVILLE, June 12, 2013 – Ten African heads of state have confirmed their attendance at The New York Forum AFRICA, to be held in Libreville, Gabon from June 14-16. The leaders, including heads of state from all six of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC), will join more than 1,000 business and political leaders.

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NYFA 2013- Officialisation d’un accord stratégique dans l’énergie et signature de quatre importants contrats économiques créateurs d’emplois entre des entreprises internationales et le Gabon

Libreville le 15 juin 2013- Quatre contrats de grande envergure dans l’éducation, l’audiovisuel, l’infrastructure et l’agriculture ont été signés en présence du Président de la République Gabonaise Ali Bongo Ondimba à l’occasion du deuxième jour du NYFA 2013. Un contrat stratégique dans le secteur de l’énergie va être conclu avant la fin du Forum.

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CEMAC HEADS OF STATE ANNOUNCE TWO REGIONAL POLICY INITIATIVES AT THE G8 PRE-SUMMIT IN LONDON

LIBREVILLE, June 15, 2013 – Two major policy announcements, signed by the six African heads of state of the Communauté Economique et Monetaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) summit in Libreville, Gabon, were agreed yesterday. They will be presented to the leaders of the G8 in London today (June 15) by the Gabonese foreign secretary.

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La jeunesse africaine au coeur de la 2ème édition du New York Forum Africa

Libreville le 14 juin 2013, Plus de 1500 participants (décideurs économiques, politiques et investisseurs internationaux) et 10 chefs d’Etat se réunissent aujourd’hui à l’occasion de la deuxième édition du New York Forum AFRICA qui se tient jusqu’au 16 juin 2013 à Libreville au Gabon. Ce forum se veut promouvoir un développement économique inclusif bénéficiant en premier lieu aux jeunes africains.

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African Youth at the forefront of the 2nd edition of the New York Forum Africa

Libreville 14 June 2013, Over 1,500 participants (economic decision-makers, politicians, and international investors) and 10 Heads of State are today meeting for the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA which will continue until 16 June 2013 in Libreville, Gabon. This forum aims at promoting inclusive economic development which, first and foremost, benefits young African people.

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Les chefs d’état de la CEMAC s’accordent sur deux initiatives politiques présentées au Pré-Sommet du G8 aujourd’hui à Londres

LIBREVILLE, le 15 juin 2013, Deux initiatives politiques majeures ont été signées par les chefs d’état de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) réunis en sommet extraordinaire à Libreville au Gabon en marge du New York Forum Africa. Ces initiatives sont présentées aujourd’hui aux dirigeants du G8 à Londres

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LIBREVILLE, June 12, 2013 – Ten African heads of state have confirmed their attendance at The New York Forum AFRICA, to be held in Libreville, Gabon from June 14-16. The leaders, including heads of state from all six of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC), will join more than 1,000 business and political leaders.

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Plus de 700 décideurs économiques, financiers et politiques prennent date pour se réunir du 14 au 16 juin à Libreville, au Gabon, pour la deuxième édition du New York Forum AFRICA.

NEW YORK – LIBREVILLE – PARIS, jeudi 28 février 2013

Le Forum se tiendra en marge du Sommet des chefs d'états de la CEMAC (Communauté Economique et Monétaire des Etats d’Afrique Centrale) que le Gabon préside.

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Le New York Forum Africa 2013 se déroulera du 14 au 16 Juin 2013

Monday, 4 February 2013

Libreville, le 4 février 2013 – Fort du succès de la 1ére édition, le New York Forum Africa, qui réunit des dirigeants d’entreprises, des responsables politiques, des diplomates ainsi que des intellectuels et des journalistes pour débattre des opportunités d’affaires entre le Nord et le Sud, se tiendra de nouveau dans la capitale gabonaise, Libreville, du 14 au 16 juin 2013.

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Report on the second day

LIBREVILLE, Sunday, 10 June 2012

The second day of the first New York Forum AFRICA which is being held in Libreville, capital the Gabonese capital, was the opportunity for the issues of economic investment and development opportunities to be tackled by the entire continent.

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Report on the first day

LIBREVILLE, Saturday 9 June 2012 – The first New York Forum AFRICA was held yesterday, Friday, 8 June 2012 in Libreville, the Gabonese capital.

At the initiative of Richard Attias & Associates, under the aegis of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, and in partnership with the government of Gabon, more than 600 international opinion leaders from business, economics, and politics met yesterday to attend the official launch of the first New York Forum AFRICA which ends on Sunday 10 June.

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New York Forum AFRICA to Host 600 Global Investors and Leaders in Gabon

Founder Richard Attias: “New York Forum AFRICA recognizes the new African dynamism and the role it will play in finding paths to global economic growth.”

LIBREVILLE, June 8, 2012 – More than 600 investors, political and private sector leaders, and economic experts from around the world will gather this week in Libreville, Gabon for the first ever New York Forum AFRICA.

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RICHARD ATTIAS & ASSOCIATES EXPORTS THE NEW YORK FORUM AND LAUNCHED "THE NEW YORK FORUM AFRICA"

NEW YORK, LIBREVILLE, February 8, 2012 - Building on the momentum of the New York Forum, launched in June 2010 by former Davos-producer and Clinton Global Initiative and Nobel Laureates Conference co-founder Richard Attias, the first "New York Forum AFRICA " will take place in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, from June 8-10, 2012.

This Forum aims to become the largest conference for economic leaders, young entrepreneurs, sovereign and investment funds, political and media leaders, experts and economists who share an interest for Africa, a continent whose progress is undeniable.

In line with its origins and DNA, the New York Forum AFRICA aspires to provide a basis for the development of substantial solutions and propositions in order to propel Africa up to the ranks of the fastest-developing emerging nations.

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